With the teenagers in our home, showing a real apathy to the Yule time spirit, matched with a little 4 year old with mounting excitement,I am drawn to this time of advent, hoping a gentle daily mix of stories, crafts, activities and occasional treats, will help lead little O into the holidays with a real sense of time and that little by little some festive magic will soften those cynical teenage hearts.
Mincemeat has been made ( and tasted, hence the huge grin )
Recipe from Family, Festivals and Food.
Not a drop of brandy was to be found in the house, so Cointreau stepped in to save the day.
And a real treat, first ever visit to the cinema, complete with ice cream ( pink of course )
Then home, to a warm fire, glow of candles, jacket potatoes for tea followed by stories.
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